Infiniti G Sedan
From Infiniti press: Infiniti’s popular G35 sedan, which continues to set monthly and yearly sales records, raised the bar in class in 2004 with the addition of an advanced all-wheel drive model, the G35x AWD. For 2005, G35 takes another major leap forward with a redesigned exterior, a refined interior featuring a new instrument panel and console area and increased horsepower and torque for the standard 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine.
Automatic transmission equipped 2005 G35 models receive an additional 20 horsepower and 10 lb-ft of toque, while the G35 sedan with 6-speed manual transmission model adds 38 horsepower (torque remains at 260 lb-ft). Other performance-oriented changes for 2005 include the use of larger standard brake rotors and the addition of 18-inch wheels and tires and viscous limited-slip differential to the Sport-Tuned Suspension Package.
Since its introduction, the G35 has been noted for its outstanding balance of acceleration and handling. The heart of G35’s performance is its standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6, derived from the VQ engine series, which has been recognized as one of the “Ten Best Engines” by Ward’s Auto World magazine for ten consecutive years.
For 2005, several modifications have been made including a new electronic exhaust valve timing, improved cooling and air flow and strengthening of several components, resulting in an increase of horsepower and torque to 280 horsepower (from 260 hp) and 270 lb-ft of torque (from 260 lb-ft) for models equipped with the advanced 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode.
Along with its advanced engine design, the G35 is also offered with a state-of-the-art “intelligent” all-wheel drive system. Introduced in December 2003, the G35x AWD model features Infiniti’s ATTESA E-TS™ (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel drive system, which is also utilized on the Infiniti FX45 and FX35 AWD premium crossover SUVs.
The system utilizes an active torque distribution management system with an active center differential designed for smooth starts, better fuel economy and better traction and maneuverability on snowy roads than conventional all-wheel drive systems and minimal compromise of rear-wheel drive performance characteristics on dry roads.